Old Time in the Media: Film

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(Local screening in Pittsburgh Jan 5, 2019 39th & Mintwood)

This was a very successful and fun event, thanks to everyone who turned out, brought food, and jammed!

Special thanks to  
Richard Gordon, Chris Hollingshead and Ron Buchanan for putting it together!

 The film is available to view online at this site:

folkstreams.net

Also, this is a terrific production. Congratulations to Larry Edelman and all involved in creating this very valuable and meaningful work. Many of us watched it together and revisited a time when our lives were not just changed, but spun around and circled to the left.     :8^{>~

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In the 1970s, the Highwoods Stringband’s unique blend of musical brilliance, exuberance, sparkling wit, and eclectic repertoire introduced tens of thousands of delighted listeners to traditional old-time music. The Grammy-nominated band traveled extensively, playing major folk festivals across the U.S. and touring in Latin America and Europe, and released three albums on Rounder Records. The band also inspired countless other musicians and their influence on the music can still be heard today. Blending rare performance footage, photographs, sound recordings, and interviews, this colorful film by Larry Edelman aptly captures the spirit of the time and the joy and excitement generated by the band.

“The Highwoods Stringband distilled the spirit of American fiddle music of the past into an irresistible music of the present. Their legacy is captured perfectly in this film.”

-Hilary Dirlam, Musician, Author, Administrator,
Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week

"This documentary should be required viewing for anyone remotely interested in modern day old- time music. It not only sets the facts straight, but offers an affectionate portrait of the Highwoods Stringband, a band which almost single-handedly revived and in some cases, created new interest in a slowly fading, obscure genre of American traditional music, creating a youthful music scene that ensures that old-time music will be around for a long time. Watching this reminded me why I took up this music in the first place."

- Jim Nelson, Musician, Collector, and Producer

This film was premiered at three live showings the first week of November in Denver, Wilmington DE, and Ithaca NY.  It is now available to view online at this site:

folkstreams.net